Autumn gastronomical surprises

Would you like to have the unforgettable experience of the nature's autumn colors and spice it up with the top gastronomical delights? The best part of the year in Istria is yet to come in October and November.
We have prepared the top gastronomical events which will make your holiday even more interesting.

The white and the black truffles have their natural habitat in the Istrian truffle triangle between Pazin, Buje and Buzet, especially in the valley of the river Mirna and in the Motovun Forest. Events dedicated to truffle will be held in October and November so make sure that you visit the Truffle days in Istria.

If you plan to visit Rovinj, follow the paths of Rovinj delicacies on which you will be able to taste the eno - gastronomical specialities at famous Rovinj restaurants.

The small towns in Istria offer interesting events to which everyone is invited. By visiting Kestenijada (Chestnut Festivity) in Oprtalj you can taste food and pastries made of chestnut. Fešta od fruti, the traditional festival of fruits and fruit products will take place in Kaldir, a small place situated near Motovun. If you like mushrooms, don't miss the gastronomical delight and the events dedicated to this autumn's forest delicacy which will take place in Novigrad and Brtonigla.

The International Prosciutto Fair will be held in October near Tinjan. Since long ago the home-made Istrian prosciutto has been the most valuable product and the one the Istrian gastronomic offer has been most proud of.

The north-western restaurants in Istria organize the Sole fish days which will be held during the October and November. There will be a creative menus based on sole- flatfish, the quality white fish which goes well in a combination with the wine and olive oil.

The New Wine Festivity will be held in the town of Svetvinčenat which is situated in the heart of Istria. Through stories, tastes, scents, and colours, you can enjoy the best wines offered on stands-barrels near the Grimani Palace.

Traditional exhibition of Istrian Grappa (brandy) is organized in Hum, the smallest town in the world. The event is dedicated to the type of brandy which is most often made from grape marc into which aromatic and medicinal herbs or different fruit are added.

A New Olive Oil Days will take place in Vodnjan. Enjoy in distinctive new olive oil taste and attend the numerous guided tastings and lectures on this topic. Try the delicacies which match perfectly with the new olive oil and join the cooking presentation.

There are many gastronomical events which will be held in Istria during October and November so we invite you to check the calendar!


Praises from abroad to Istria

  • Best Olive Oil Region in the world 2016, 2017 and 2018

  • Istria 52 Places To Go In 2017

  • 10 Best European
    Wine Destinations 2016

  • 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations 2015

  • World's 2nd Best Olive Oil Region 2010 - 2015

  • Top 10 Valentine's Day Retreats 2014

Already receiving significant earned media in outlets such as National Geographic Traveler Huffington Post and mention in notable guidebooks like Lonely Planet, international journalists and tour operators alike continue the praise heaped upon the Istrian peninsula and all it has to offer making it one of the world's top destinations.